By Aaron Waldron
Press release from LRP:
The LRP team in Great Britain is growing. With the young driver Jamie, LRP was able to win a new member. The specialist for OR8 will only use Blue Is Better equipment in its AE RC8B3 in 2017.
RC Racing belongs to the life of Jamie. He has been on the British circuit since he was 7 years old, and in the meantime he has developed into one of the best junior drivers. Today, with just 17 years of age, he has become a regular figure in the 1: 8 nitro buggy scene on the island. Top Ten placement at the BRCA National Championship, ¼ finalist at the NEO 2016 and multiple HNMC buggy champions are an impressive success story.
In the current season 2017, Jamie will be betting on LRP Nitro Power in all of his OR8 races. The ZZ.21C Ceramic Longstroke (# 32122), Screamer-93 Pipe (# 36255) and the WorksTeam glow plugs are used in its AE RC8B3. He is not only supported by LRP directly during the races. Also colleague Neil Cragg from the UK team stands by with help and advice. As a longtime LRP team leader, he knows all about Blue Nitro Power.
Asked about the new collaboration with LRP, Jamie says,
"The decision for such a successful company was not really difficult. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I am convinced that the products of LRP give me the next step in the RC racing career I look forward to working with my British colleague Neil and the rest of the team as well as the numerous successes at the national and international events in the upcoming season, thanks to Andy and Jürgen for this opportunity! "
Welcome to the LRP team UK and lots of success in the 2017 season!
ALEXANDRE DUCHET BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE LRP TEAM!
His way into RC racing is extraordinary ... but successful. The Vice-European champion, TC Stock 2016, will be using Blue Power Equipment in 1:10 on-road and off-road for 3 years.
Most RC riders in the European top start with RC Racing at a very young age. Not so Alexandre Duchet. For the first time, the 23-year-old Frenchman was at a racetrack at 21, showing an extraordinary talent. From the very beginning, he placed himself almost without problems in the top field and won numerous national and international titles, including French champion 2016 in OR8e and 1:10 TC floor and vice-champion 2016 in 1:10 TC floor. And his first appearance at the high-class ETS race 2016/17 in Hrotovice also ended with a victory in the TC Stock class.
LRP is extremely proud that Alexandre Duchet has now decided for the LRP WorksTeam in the long term. The new top driver from France will hunt his Xray in the coming years with the blue energy over the racetracks in 1:10 TC Stock, 1:10 TC Modified and 1:10 Offroad 4WD. We will use Flow X controllers, LiPo Competition CarLine batteries, Vector X20 BL motors and various charging systems as well as accessories. LRP wishes Alexandre a lot of success in the upcoming races with Blue Power.
What Alexandre says about the decision for LRP:
"I am very happy to work with LRP. This is a great opportunity for me. I chose LRP because the products are of high quality and I have an extremely good feeling in the race. I am sure that I can improve my results further. I would like to thank the LRP team for their support and trust in me in the coming years. "
AKIO SOBUE NOW WITH BLUE POWER ON THE ROAD!
At the IFMAR ISTC World Championship at the end of 2016, Blue Power was already successful with Akio. Now it's finally official. One of the best Japanese RC riders of the scene is a new LRP team member.
If you only know a little about the RC scene, you will have heard the name Akio Sobue before. Because the young driver from Nagoya in Japan is at the start all over the world and has landed several times. At the IFMAR ISTC World Championship in Beijing, where he already took the 3rd place and 1:10 TC the 6th place with the BluePower electronics package (flow controller, Vector X20 engine, CCL battery) in 1:12.
LRP is extremely proud of the fact that Akio Sobue has now decided in the long term for the LRP WorksTeam. The 22-year-old Japanese top driver will hunt his new model (previously TRF Tamiya) only with the blue energy over the racetracks in Asia, Europe and America. The application includes Flow X TC Spec controllers, LiPo Competition CarLine batteries, Vector X20 BL motors and various charging systems as well as accessories. LRP wishes Akio a lot of success in the following years with Blue Power.
What Akio says about the new partnership:
"The LRP system offers an outstanding performance, which is always balanced over the entire speed range - so I like LRP so much. Because it gives me the opportunity to concentrate on the race at all times. I pursue my strategy and do not need to worry about power or stability - perfect! I have already experienced the LRP team as a great partner and I hope we will have many successes together. "
NEW CARBURRETOR & IMPROVED COOLING HEAD = MORE POWER!
Due to modifications of the already great predecessor, the LRP ZR.28 Spec.4 Pullstart has been significantly improved in the carbu- rettor vernier adjustment as well as in the cooling of the cylinder head. The Heavy-Duty CoolDownMax cylinder head that has already successfully been introduced with its bigger brother, now also serves in the ZR.30.
A completely new carburettor has been build- in for an even better adjustability especially when in at idle speed. The performance, especially when stationary, has been improved with this move. All in all, the ZR.28 Spec.4 offers more torque with better adjustability and improved responsiveness.
Otherwise being a giant, it is a true midget in its dimensions. Due to its compact construc- tion the engine can be used as a direct repla- cement to the .21 engines. The ZR.28 Spec.4 fits into all common .21 engine mounts.
- Massive Big Block size - You cannot replace displacement with anything… but even more dis-placement!
- New CoolDownMax cylinder head - Improved cooling and higher efficiency through new cooling fin arrangement
- XTEC PowerCarb 3 15S-2 carburettor - Flow optimised carburettor with 9mm inserts for maximum power and easy adjustability at the same time.
- Universal fit - Fits all major .21 engine mounts
- 5+1 Ports
- Standard burn room - Guarantees easy adjustment of the engine in all conditions
- XTEC T6 engine housing - Especially reinforced heavy duty engine housing for toughest offroad action
- Massive con rod - Extra reinforced con rod. Especially adjusted for .28 engines
- Ultra strong pullstart - Pullstart specifically developed for big block engines
- Power Start capable - Prepared for the use of the LRP Power Start for starting the engine at the push of one button
Max. RPM*: 33.900
Engine size: .28 (4.57 ccm)
Power output*: 3.93 HP
Number of ports : 5+1
Carburetor: XTEC PowerCarb3 15S-2 with 9mm venturi
Classes: 1:8 buggy & truggy
*figures may vary depending on used fuel, muffler and tuning